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Insights and analysis on the Japan market.

Goldman ramps up investment plans

May 31, 2021

Goldman Sachs, one of the largest real estate investors in Japan since the 1990s, is looking to ramp up its investment in the market. Focus will be on logistics facilities, data centres, multi-family and other asset classes with growing demand.

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Starwood Capital's J-REIT moves

Apr 6, 2021

Starwood Capital has launched a takeover bid for Invesco’s Office REIT in Japan. The REIT has been attracting the attention of analysts for some time for its performance vs peers. It will be interesting to see if other private equity funds join the bidding process. If successful, this will be the first REIT buyout in the market since the Star Asia Group acquired the Sakura Sogo REIT in early 2020.

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Luxury retailer LVMH continues growth

Mar 23, 2021

LVMH bucks global trends in the retail sector with the opening of two flagship stores in Tokyo over the past week – a brand new 500sqm Hermes store in Omotesando, and the relaunch of Louis Vuitton in Namiki-Dori Ginza following a full interior and exterior revamp of the store.

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